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What To Do In Wilton This Week

WILTON, Conn. – Here’s a look at events happening in Wilton this week, including government meetings and community happenings. See our events listings for more events.

Monday, Oct. 1

Wilton Young Women’s League Meet the Candidates Forum for the 125th State District: 7 p.m. The Wilton League of Women Voters and the Wilton Library will co-sponsor a question-and-answer session with the candidates for the 125th district of State House of Representatives. The candidates are David Bedell, Green Party, Tom O’Dea, Republican Party and Mark Robbins, Democratic Party. This event is not a debate. It is a facilitated Q&A providing an opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the candidates and for the candidates to differentiate themselves through their responses. Catharine Kempson, president of the Wilton League of Women Voters, will moderate. Registration encouraged. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Wilton Democratic Town Committee Meeting: 7:30 p.m. The Democratic Town Committee will have a a meeting in Room B of Wilton Town Hall. Wilton Town Hall, 238 Danbury Road.

Literary Littles at Wilton Library: 2:15 p.m.  For independent listeners ages 5-8. This is a story time that provides children with experiences that enrich early literacy. Children will hear stories, watch short films, sing songs and do a craft. This program continues through Oct. 23.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Wilton, My Take Teen Writing and Photography Project: Photo Excursions:  4-6 p.m. Wilton, MyTake is a program for students in grades 8-12 who will document their “take” on the town of Wilton through writing and photography. During sessions with creative professionals and walks through the town, students will explore the environment. The program hopes students will come to know their community in a more meaningful way by encouraging them to think and ask questions about the “landscape” in which they live. It aims to help awaken their intellectual curiosity, hone their powers of detection and observation and enrich their understanding of their hometown. The project will culminate in February with an exhibit in the main gallery of the library. There will be an opening reception Feb. 1.

Wilton Library English as a Second Language Class: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Twice-weekly ESL classes given by Westport Continuing Education take place Mondays and Wednesdays through Dec. 12 at the Wilton Library. (There are no classes Oct. 8 and Nov. 21.) Testing and registration required. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road.

Thursday, Oct. 4

Alison Jones “ No Water No Life” with Daryl Hawk at Wilton Library: 7:30 p.m.  Alison Jones is a conservation photographer who has documented ecosystems and their management for more than 20 years in Africa and the Americas. She founded No Water No Life in 2006 to raise public awareness of freshwater issues by combining the powers of photography and science. Jones will share her knowledge of North American and African watersheds and freshwater resources with documentary photographer Daryl Hawk, who will interview her on stage. She also will be showing still photos and videos from these watershed areas. The program is co-sponsored by Norwalk River Watershed Association and Wilton Library. A question-and-answer session will follow the talk. Registration highly recommended. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road.

Friday, Oct. 5

Generations: Paintings and Photography Exhibition Reception at Wilton Library: 6-7:30 p.m. Ed MacEwen, his daughter, Bonnie MacEwen Sailer, and his granddaughter, Jesse Sailer, combine their forces and talents for a robust exhibition of art and photography. Ed and Bonnie have collaborated on numerous murals in the Wilton Library in addition to their own works; Jesse won first and second prize in the youth division of the Wilton Arts Council’s Focus ’11 Photography Exhibition. The exhibit continues through Oct. 30. A portion of the proceeds benefits the library. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road.

Wilton High School Football: 6 p.m. The Wilton Warriors will travel to Ridgefield to play the Ridgefield High School Tigers. 700 N. Salem Road, Ridgefield.

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